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Re: Scubapro MK25/S600 vs Apeks xtx200
« Reply #10 on: 08 May 12, 17:15 »
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  • think he means air... fyi I find that with the really good regs you have to learn to draw lighter, so as not to waste gas :) especially when the knobs are set to light and dive modes :)

    after all a huge lungful and a shallow lungful often do the same basic thing (keeping you alive under water :)). Note always breathe in and out, holding your breath can lead to baro-trauma if done while making radical depth changes.

    dive safe :) and enjoy the new regs .

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    Re: Scubapro MK25/S600 vs Apeks xtx200
    « Reply #11 on: 08 May 12, 21:08 »
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  • urm.. yah.. air.. type wrongly. heh!
    I used someone else's reg on another trip and was fine. I guess I just need to fine-tune the flow of air.
    thanks all!

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    Re: Scubapro MK25/S600 vs Apeks xtx200
    « Reply #12 on: 09 May 12, 22:17 »
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  • performance of regs in general , are relative. Unless you do a pure mechanical WOB test

    But the 2 you have mentioned - they are good quality. Other considerations will include servicing cost, piston or diaphragm and its respective aesthetics.

    you cant really go wrong on both of them (looking at quality only)

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    Re: Scubapro MK25/S600 vs Apeks xtx200
    « Reply #13 on: 10 May 12, 08:21 »
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  • I own both - the Mk 25 and the Apeks xtx 200 tungsten.

    I prefer the Mk 25. The other thing to note would be that Mk 25 is a balanced piston 1st stage whereas the xtx 200 is a balanced diaphragm 1st stage.

    I can't describe it, you have to try both to evaluate. To me, the Mk25 offers smoother and effortless breathing at all depths.
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    Re: Scubapro MK25/S600 vs Apeks xtx200
    « Reply #14 on: 10 May 12, 09:33 »
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  • Generally for recreational diving you probably can't tell the difference in performance between any top end reg combi.

    I have the Mk25/S600 and the Mk17/S555. Used to have Apeks DS4/TX50 and even Mares MR12 as a first stage. Don't feel the difference.  :P
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    Re: Scubapro MK25/S600 vs Apeks xtx200
    « Reply #15 on: 10 May 12, 11:02 »
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  • thought you have 2 regs? no?

    well to describe my experience with mk25, it is like the air flows into my mouth from the mouthpiece (2nd stage) without having to suck air out of it.

    Not to say that  Apeks is inferior. There just is a difference from my own perspective and others who have loaned my reg.
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    Re: Scubapro MK25/S600 vs Apeks xtx200
    « Reply #16 on: 12 May 12, 10:56 »
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  • Generally for recreational diving you probably can't tell the difference in performance between any top end reg combi.

    I have the Mk25/S600 and the Mk17/S555. Used to have Apeks DS4/TX50 and even Mares MR12 as a first stage. Don't feel the difference.  :P

    yes..
    the different will only kick in after certain depth.. heehee. my friend combi his FSR with another (dont know what brand) second stage complaining suck almost no air at depth.. lol

    thought you have 2 regs? no?

    well to describe my experience with mk25, it is like the air flows into my mouth from the mouthpiece (2nd stage) without having to suck air out of it.

    Not to say that  Apeks is inferior. There just is a difference from my own perspective and others who have loaned my reg.

    it is about regulator tuning
    the scubapro mk17/mk25 with S600 or A700 is about the same as Apeks FST/FSR or even DS4/DST. other than "feeling" different, i cant really tell whats the differences.

    tested XTX200.. Black Pearl.. MK25/A700.. MK25/S600 at 57m. air share at this depth.. suck from my buddy's scubapro.. still cant tell the performance differences
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    Re: Scubapro MK25/S600 vs Apeks xtx200
    « Reply #17 on: 14 May 12, 10:05 »
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  • for test i suppose u can do at diff. depths but try out diff positions to (face up, face down)

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    Re: Scubapro MK25/S600 vs Apeks xtx200
    « Reply #18 on: 14 May 12, 11:54 »
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  • for test i suppose u can do at diff. depths but try out diff positions to (face up, face down)

    yeah.. did that on extended range rescue. trim upside down  :)

    mask leaked though.. lol
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